Indonesia offers big trade opportunities for Pakistanis: CG Indonesia (Regional Times (Pakistan))

Consul General of Indonesia in Karachi paid a visit to Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) on Monday and exchanged views with the business community aimed at enhancing trade relations. Consul General, Hadi Sanotos was accompanied by his wife and two officials.

Speaking on the occasion, Consul General said that the visit would be beneficial for business community in strengthening the trade relations with Indonesia. Business Community of Hyderabad and its adjacent areas could avail various Business opportunities in Indonesia to enhance the trade volum between the two countries, Hadi Sanotos said. Expressing satisfaction over the increasing trend of trade size between both sides, he said trade had registered $832 million from $829 million during the period from January to May, 2015. We have make very simple the process for visa and also relaxed requirements for enhancing trade with Indonesia and to help increase trade between the two countries manifolds, Sanotos said. Moreover, the figure of trade between two countries recorded in 2014 was $2.14 billion and this year, it would further increase, he said adding the trade relations between us have been strengthened more because of new trade friendly policies. Shedding light over the investment opportunities in his country, he said that there were various investment opportunities in Indonesia where they were providing more relief for new investors in energy and others business sectors. Under Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), a number of concessions in term of tariff and other facilities were being provided to the business community from Pakistan, he added. On the occasion, President HCCI, Goharullah said in his welcome address that the visit of Indonesian Consul General would provide good opportunity for the Business Community of Hyderabad to explore Indonesia for exports and trades. He urged Consul General to relax requirements of visa for tourism and business visas for the business community so that they could visit Indonesia for exploring business opportunities there.